Mrs Jeanette Findlay
- Senior Lecturer (Economics)
Jeanette joined Economics at Glasgow in 1987. She has held a range of posts and has degrees from the Universities of Strathclyde and Bristol.
Her research and publications focus on various areas of applied microeconomics including:
- skills and education
- gender and work
- poverty and inequality
- aspects of industrial economics such as regulation and competitive tendering.
Jeanette has published widely in academic journals in these areas as well as engaging with policymakers, trades unions and other stakeholders.
She have engaged in numerous funded consultancies from Scottish Government, local authorities, trades unions and TUC/STUC with measurable policy impact. She has a long track record of commissioned research in the financing and provision of life-line ferry services in Scotland and is currently editing a special issue of the Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary which will bring together reflections on this issue, from a variety of perspectives, as we look towards a post-Brexit Scotland.
Jeanette was a member of the Panel of Experts in the Oxfam Humankind Index project which was formally launched in 2012 and is currently a member of the Scottish Living Wage steering committee providing academic expertise.
Jeanette is a member of the Microeconomics research cluster.
Areas of expertise
- Applied Microeconomics
- Skills and Education
- Gender and Work
- Poverty and Inequality
Jeanette has received numerous funded consultancies with measurable policy impact from
- the Scottish Government
- local authorities
- trade unions
She is currently working with a multi-disciplinary team at the Scottish Centre for Employment Research on a Scottish Government-funded project in relation to Fair and Innovative Work, and has recently completed a consultancy report for the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union on the Economic Benefits of Public Sector Provision of Life-Line Ferry Services.
Jeanette co-hosted a workshop on The Unintended Consequences of Competitive Tendering in 2017, with a particular focus on Scottish ferry transport. This was funded by a grant from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account together with support from the Adam Smith Business School.
Thesis title: Will the governments welfare to work policies improve the demand for labour from people with a history of mental illness?
Co-supervisor: Professor Nicholas Watson
Thesis title: Bank characteristics and small business lending
Co-supervisor: Dr Alberto Paloni
Gabriele Franchi De' Cavalieri
Thesis Title: A study on the effect of functional distribution of income on aggregate demand
Co-supervisor: Dr Alberto Paloni
Jeanette welcomes proposals from students who are interested in any of her research areas, but particularly in relation to:
- skills and widening access
- the financing, provision and regulation of public transport services
Recent teaching duties include:
- PhD supervision
- Masters level dissertation supervision
- Pre-sessional PGT Introduction to Economics (2016-17)
Undergraduate - honours options
- Government and the Economy
- Economics of Housing
- Contemporary Issues in Income Inequality
Jeantte is currently preparing a new honours option on pluralist approaches to economics
External Examiner: School of Management, SOAS, University of London, UG and PG
External Reviewer: Masters Programmes, University of Dundee (May 2016)
Honorary Research Fellow: Scottish Centre for Employment Research, University of Strathclyde